Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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Paleface poke fun for many moons, heap condescending.
Note: I drive through every imaginable reservation and believe me, we shafted them with some worthless land.
I've worked with one tribe, the Salish in Montana. They've got some pretty good land and lease an awful lot of it. They're warming-up for a hell of a white-man's lawsuit against Kerr-McGee & the fed (IIRC) about water rights.
Yeah, they lost their culture. It's tragic. But you know what? That's the history of humanity. We speak a language heavy with Greek influence and have a cultural view derived from Greeks and Romans because the dominant civilization was unable to conquer the Greeks and later, the Romans kicked everybody's ass. Even the Greeks.
Had the Nazis won we'd be learning German as the lingua franca. Had the soviets won -- Russian. Now the world is learning English.
You win some, you lose some.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and that’s what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama